Concord’s Calvin Bates, 20th Maine

In the early 1830’s, the family of Warren and Elizabeth Bates left the town of Whitefield for a new home in Concord, where brother Rev. David Bates also settled along the Jackson Pond Road. They had eight children, several of whom were born in Concord. They moved on to Waldoboro by 1840, and afterward to … Continue reading Concord’s Calvin Bates, 20th Maine

Moses Burnham and The Moosehead Lake Steam Navigation Company

In the summer of 1836, twenty-six year old Moses W. Burnham moved from New Hampshire to The Forks, Maine, where he resided until 1861. For all those years, he was Postmaster and proprietor of a hotel at the south end of the bridge over the East Branch of the Kennebec River. The hotel was located … Continue reading Moses Burnham and The Moosehead Lake Steam Navigation Company